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Basic Instrumentation for Operations - Thunder Bay

$435 CAD
Room MT236, McIntyre Building, Confederation College, 1450 Nakina Dr, Thunder Bay, ON P7C 4W1
  • Thunder Bay
    Feb 28, 2023
    9AM-2:30PM EST | 6.5hrs
Basic Instrumentation for Operations increases the level of awareness and understanding of the most commonly used instruments in the process industry.

The objective is to streamline the troubleshooting process by providing a ‘common language’ between operations and maintenance. Effective communication will
accelerate repairs and minimize downtime.



• Operators
• Shift Supervisors
• Process Engineers
• Production Managers


Introduction to Instrumentation
• What is an instrument?
• 4-20 mA
• Calibration
• Dropper Resistor
• HART Communication
• 2-Wire & 4-Wire devices
• Troubleshooting ‘4-20 mA’ Input Signals

Pressure Measurement
• What is pressure?
• Pressure Measurement Units
• Absolute vs. Gauge Pressure
• Differential Pressure Measurement
• Troubleshooting Pressure Transmitters

Flow Measurements
• dP Flow Measurements (Orifice Plate)
• Velocity Flow Measurement (Magnetic, Vortex & Ultrasonic flow meters)
• Mass Flow Meters (Coriolis & Thermal)
• Troubleshooting Flow Meters

Level Measurements
• dP Level Measurements
• Bubbler Level Measurements
• Radar (Non-Contacting and Guided Wave)
• Ultrasonic Level Measurements
• Troubleshooting Level Measurements

Temperature Measurements
• RTD’s & Thermocouple
• Cold Junction Compensation
• RTD vs. Thermocouples
• Troubleshooting Temperature measurements

• What is a Regulator & How Does it Work?
• Self-Operated vs. Pilot Operated Regulators
• Droop

Control Valves
• CV and Flow Characteristics
• Rotary and Sliding Stem Valves
• Valve Cavitation and Flashing
• Positioners, Actuators, and I/P’s
• Troubleshooting Control Valves

On/Off Valves
• Solenoid Valves
• Proximity and Limit Switches
• Restrictors and Volume Boosters

Closing the Loop
• PID Control
• Controller Modes
• PID Tuning
• ISA Symbols